Mexican Navy confirms arrest of criminal chief

09:05, March 01, 2011      

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Sergio Mora Cortes, a.k.a. "el Toto" (C), an alleged member of drug cartel "Los Zetas", is presented in a press conference at the Navy headquarters in Mexico City, Feb. 28, 2011. Mora Cortez was arrested in the northern state of Coahuila on Feb. 27 in connection with the murder of an U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agent Jaime Zapata in state of San Luis Potosi, Mexico. (Xinhua/Bernardo Montoya)

Mexico's Navy Ministry on Monday presented Sergio Antonio Mora Cortes alias "El Toto," suspect of heading an organized crime band related to the attack against two U.S. agents in San Luis Potosi state, north of Mexico.

Mora is also related to the death of one police chief in Nuevo Laredo,

Tamaulipas in the Gulf of Mexico.

Navy Ministry 's spokesman Jose Luis Vergara said in a press conference that Mora was detained on Sunday by members of the Navy's Infantry in Saltillo city, north of Coahuila state.

Mora is suspect of leading the criminal band, which in Feb. 15 killed one U.S. Customs agent and injured another. He is also related to the murder of Nuevo Laredo's Public Security director, general Manuel Farfan and two of his staff, as well as to the escape of 41 prisoners from Tamaulipas prison on Feb. 24.

Vergara said that there are clues about Mora being the intellectual author of the attack against the U.S. agents.

Source: Xinhua
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